Here is the history of Pennsylvania in cartoon form. These little-known stories are taken from a series of illustrated books that are listed below and in our catalog.  To read enlarged versions of these stories, please scroll down.

These stories appear in the Pennsylvania Profiles books shown here.

Pennsylvania Profiles Volume Eleven by Patrick M. Reynolds
The Swedes first settled Pennsylvania and our first citizens were convicts. This book has extensive coverage of the French and Indian War in central PA. Other topics are: Asa Packer, the coal baron; the Great Goose Fly scam that hoodwinked Pittsburghers in 1848; the first women's medical college in the Seven Mountains and the last buffalo herd in PA; the steel and concrete ship/hotel on Allegheny Mountain, Judy Johnson and the Negro Baseball League; & more.
8¼" X 10½" 56 pages, fully illustrated, paperbound
ISBN 0-932514-16-2
#P11 PA Profiles Vol 11 $6.95


Colorful Characters of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Profiles Vol. 12
by Patrick M. Reynolds
How William Penn sold land to develop his colony, the struggles and failures of Milton Hershey, steamboats on the Susquehanna, the two Smiths who invented the washing machine, the Pittsfield Riot, the beer well, mound builders, the massacre on Middle Creek, Johnny Weissmuller-the Olympic champion who played Tarzan in the movies, the story of the Constitutional Convention, and more.
8¼" X 10½" 56 pages, fully illustrated, paperbound
ISBN 0-932514-17-0
#P12 Colorful Characters of PA $6.95


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